Blue Spring State Park in Orange, Florida was our destination for the night. We had heard that it is a wonderful place to see Manatees. The ranger that checked us in said we were about a month too early for the winter influx of these homely looking mammals, but we might see one of the year-round residents.
A sign board out front offered photos of snakes to help visitors identify which need to be avoided.
Walking back along the boardwalk we saw a volunteer pointing out one of the three resident manatees to a couple in a kayak. If you find the float between the two kayaks, the shadow underneath is a manatee.
We put this park on our list to revisit later in the season.